Located in Wailea, Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort is on an island, minutes from Wailea Beach, and close to Shops at Wailea. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Polo Beach and Wailea Blue Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 780 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private lanais where you can take in ocean and partial ocean views. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and double sinks.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and supervised childcare/activities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, or a swim-up bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Wailea? This resort has 28000 square feet (2601 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — South Shore Tiki Lounge caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Vegans will be impressed with the creative vegan-friendly dishes at South Shore Tiki Lounge.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Happy hour at South Shore Tiki Lounge is filled with deals and steals.
South Shore Tiki Lounge can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at South Shore Tiki Lounge.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to South Shore Tiki Lounge's wifi.
A DJ spinning or live musical guests are not out of the ordinary at South Shore Tiki Lounge.
Patrons are often seen shaking their stuff to the restaurant's live music.
South Shore Tiki Lounge is known for its great food, and it also includes a pup-friendly policy neighborhood locals love.
The restaurant is quite lively during the week, so seating may be hard to come by.
Comfort is prioritized at South Shore Tiki Lounge, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
South Shore Tiki Lounge can also cater your next party; call today for details.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
The parking lot near South Shore Tiki Lounge will have you in and out in a jiffy.
South Shore Tiki Lounge is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
South Shore Tiki Lounge accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at South Shore Tiki Lounge.
So enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at South Shore Tiki Lounge and indulge in some America-inspired cuisine.
Find old friends or make new ones at Dog and Duck — this welcoming Irish bar is a solid hangout.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Dog and Duck offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour.
Dine out in the open during Dog and Duck's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Dog and Duck, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Dog and Duck can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
For entertainment while you dine, the restaurant organizes live music or hosts a DJ spinning.
Music lovers will appreciate Dog and Duck's freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs.
Live music is often featured for diners' enjoyment.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
This dining establishment is located near hassle-free parking options.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Dog and Duck provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
Food, beer, and a great time await you at Dog and Duck.
Find old friends or make new ones at Mulligans on the Blue — this welcoming Irish bar is a solid hangout.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Mulligans on the Blue's menu does not offer low-fat options.
With Mulligans on the Blue's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Mulligans on the Blue is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
For your next big bash, consider hosting at Mulligans on the Blue, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot.
Mulligans on the Blue is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Mulligans on the Blue's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Live tunes and a dance floor will keep you coming back for more.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Wear what you like when you dine at Mulligans on the Blue — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Mulligans on the Blue also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Or, take your food to go.
Mulligans on the Blue provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Prices at Mulligans on the Blue typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Mulligans on the Blue has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
Share a plate of pasta at this five-star restaurant, and enjoy an easy Italian date night at Sarento's on the Beach.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
A private room is available for reservation at Sarento's on the Beach for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Sarento's on the Beach.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Sarento's on the Beach won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Sarento's on the Beach will ensure that it is delicious.
Hand your keys to the valet driver or choose your own spot in the lot next door.
Sarento's on the Beach provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Come to celebrate a special occasion at Sarento's on the Beach.
Sarento's on the Beach accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
When you're looking for a romantic meal filled with rich Italian dishes, Sarento's on the Beach is your answer.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Sarento's on the Beach!
Avanti! It's time you tried some delicious Italian fare from Sarento's on the Beach.
Forty years ago, Sandy Beall had an epiphany—he would open a casual restaurant that serves handcrafted dishes made with quality ingredients, such as 100% USDA Choice or Prime ground beef, vine-ripened tomatoes, and applewood-smoked bacon. Ruby Tuesday opened near the University of Tennessee in 1972, and it proved to be so popular, that it is now an iconic American institution with about 900 restaurants across the United States and the world. Local culinary kings Ted Davenport and Rick Nakashima oversee the Ruby Tuesday Hawaii locations, teaming up to bring flavor that has earned their eateries mentions from Hawaii Sports Memories and MidWeek.
At Ruby Tuesday Hawaii, customers select dishes from the menu, such as jumbo skewered shrimp, top sirloin steaks with roasted spaghetti squash, or chunks of rich lobster meat swimming in a creamy mac ’n’ cheese. Cocktails from an ample bar menu compete with craft beer and frozen drinks.
Ruby Tuesday Hawaii’s staffers aren’t just concerned with making their customers happy—they also want to make Mother Nature happy and do so with a variety of green efforts and massages for trees. Recent programs include discussions on storm-water management and school rewards for students who perform well academically.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
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As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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